Egypt says Tunisia turmoil worrying investors

An Egyptian government minister warned that investors are beginning to question Egypt's stability due to fears that Tunisia's revolt could spur unrest elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rachid Mohammed Rachid told reporters Sunday the situation in Tunisia and its reverberations throughout the region "worries lots of people" and "raises questions about political stability."

Rachid instructed assistants to issue daily statements about new foreign investment to give a reassuring message.

Last week, Egypt's stock market dropped 8 percent. There are plans for demonstrations on Tuesday to demand political reforms, and organizers say they are drawing inspiration from Tunisia.

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